Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Most Chilling 911 Call Ever

(Tip o' the tinfoil hat, obviously, to Crooks and Liars.)

The first question one has to ask themself of course is, Why did it take the police and EMS nearly 20 minutes to get to this woman's trailer after she was shot and her family murdered before her eyes?

This is the actual 911 call from Mrs. Flores, placed while the gunmen were still in her home. In the background, you can hear them exchanging shots even while her husband and 10 year-old daughter lie dead in the living room.

Twelve minutes into the call, she actually has to ask when that help will be arriving and at times even the dispatcher felt compelled to apologize and express puzzlement at why the police and EMS weren't there yet.

This clip is nearly 19 minutes long and the authorities didn't enter the house until over 18 minutes after the call began. In 18 minutes time, this homemade death squad traveling a modest 65 MPH on the highway could've put about 20 miles between them and the crime scene. Luckily, they were stupid and got caught. But in all that time, Mrs. Flores could have died of shock or exsanguination.

I understand that this is a border town but it was still on US soil. Why did it take the authorities nearly 20 minutes to get to the scene of a multiple homicide when the dispatcher herself heard the gunmen firing shots in the background?

Then you have to ask yourself, if the family getting gunned down in cold blood lived in the same neighborhood but was white instead of Latino, would they have gotten there any more quickly? Unless, God forbid that happens, we'll never know but the fact that the MSM are still not picking up this story is telling and this is a trend that we see again and again.

If you're black or brown or yellow and you're a victim, you're not newsworthy, not demographically enticing enough. If you're a pretty white runaway bride or a lazy, airheaded right wing local beauty queen railing against same sex marriage, then you fit the bill and you're what we're looking for.

Being a proud liberal, I'm not especially in favor of capital punishment. However, if pressed for a case in which I'd make a one-time exception, I would say it would have to be this one, in which a beautiful little 10 year-old girl was screaming, crying, pleading for her life and was shot two or three times, anyway.

There's my exception, if I had to make one, and if allowed to I'd personally insert into all three of their antecubitals the biggest gauge cardiac needle and do it while blindfolded.

But even with that, the MSM would still rather cover Bristol, Willow or Sarah Palin or Britney Spears in her occasional Michael Jackson moments.


At June 17, 2009 at 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, no exception. Let them all rot in a cell for the rest of their lives with that beautiful little girl's picture on the wall.


At June 18, 2009 at 8:08 AM, Blogger William N. Grigg said...

What mikefromtexas said. I'm not a liberal (as the term is conventionally used), but I'm unalterably opposed to the death penalty. I am, however, just as passionately devoted to the right of armed self-defense.

Being of no party or faction, I'm not trying to make partisan points here when I say that cases of this sort -- few, but multiplying alarmingly -- illustrate the need for liberals to learn to use guns for self-defense. This was a terrifying and tragic illustration of the "Dial 911 and die" syndrome.

I'm literally crying with gritted teeth as I think of the beasts in human form murdering that beautiful little girl, who looks quite a bit like my 6-year-old, Katrina. Good God Almighty, we seem to be living in El Salvador circa 1982, with "La Mano Blanca" running amok.

At June 18, 2009 at 8:20 AM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

You named your daughter Katrina just two years before the hurricane? Let it not be said that you're not prescient.

I've always wondered, William: What do you consider yourself? Conservative? Libertarian? Either way, it's all good. You always seem to be on the right side of an issue and I've never disagreed with you on anything major you've covered.

Having, ahem, used a gun or two in my life I have to also agree with you that liberals need to stop waging this losing war against gun ownership, especially in light of the Supreme Court's interpretation of the 2nd amendment. As with so many other front burner issues, there are no easy answers when it comes to gun control. Yet if society does collapse, it would sure heighten my sense of personal security if I had a few guns in my arsenal.

At June 18, 2009 at 8:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That tape is harrowing. I am distraught after hearing that.

Lock the sick bastards up and throw away the key.

No fresh air, no sunlight. Let them listen to this tape on a constant loop in the dark until they die.

At June 18, 2009 at 10:03 AM, Anonymous Comrade Rutherford said...

These folks are typical conservatives. Every hard-core Conservative I have ever met can't wait for Rush Limbaugh to give them their orders to murder all the brown and Liberal white people.

There is nothing special about these three Minutmen, indeed this is exactly what the Minutmen / Freemen / Patriot / Conservative movement is all about: the brazen murder of women and children all across America, anyone that doesn't believe exactly what they do.

The reason the MSM isn't talking about this is because their Conservative masters do not want any sympathy for non-white victims of their murderous intent.

At June 18, 2009 at 3:01 PM, Blogger William N. Grigg said...

JP, poor little Katrina honestly thinks she's an harbinger of doom. At least I didn't emulate the example of Isaiah and name one of my sons Maher-shalal-hashbaz, which means, in essence, "We're screwed."

As to where I fit in the political taxonomy, "libertarian" is as good a label as any, or the least inaccurate of the available choices.

I'm obsessed with individual freedom and human dignity and have a chromosome-deep hatred for bullies of any variety. My favorite fictional character -- apart from Captain Kirk, of course -- is Atticus Finch. I don't know what that says about my politics, but that I admire that character ideals, courage, and self-control.

Right now I'm just hoping and praying that America doesn't become a continent-spanning Bosnia

At June 18, 2009 at 3:12 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Ah, a fan of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Good role model to emulate.

You do realize, however, that Finch's client died, right?

At June 19, 2009 at 10:34 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

I'm with JP -- exception.

Anyway, capital punishment isn't an exception to the rule. It would be righteously applied in this case.

I don't wish to feed sick and cruel bastards for the rest of their lives.


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